‘I Had To Say It’ : Alzayer Brings Attention to Border Situation Using Ducklings
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‘I Had To Say It’ : Alzayer Brings Attention to Border Situation Using Ducklings

It took 117 feet of PVC piping, 100 feet of chicken wire, 22-guage wiring and a whole lot of passion – and compassion – for local artist Karyn Alzayer to make a huge Boston statement about the situation at the Mexican/American border. Alzayer, who is currently the chair of the Everett Cultural Commission, is the artist behind the unsolicited protest art that she unveiled recently on the ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ statue on the Public Gardens in Boston. Everett Cultural Council Chair Karyn Alzayer was the artist who designed a placed cages recently around the Ducklings statue in Boston’s Public Gardens. The artistic statement was to bring attention to the situation on the southern border. Alzayer, making a statement about how children are treated while being held at the border, built and placed cages around the Ducklings recently early one morning to show that Boston’s most beloved babies would be in cages were they to be on the border. “It was around the Fourth of July and I was so infuriated because I couldn’t understand how we could have fun while we have children in cages on the border,” she said. “I’m so angry about that and I saw […]

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